Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bright writing, part 1

Check out Nickie Dobo's story on the Christian-school headmaster who died.

On a tight deadline, she wrote the first seven grafs as a narrative that really pulled me through. We've since talked about how the entire story could have been written as a narrative, and talked about her doing that as an exercise to be ready for the next time a narrative possibility arises.

What she did with today's story, though, reads well and reminds us that narrative can work in daily stories just as well as in longer pieces.